Braathens
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Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:55 am

Do anyone here know how it is going i the mergeprocess?
 
donder10
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:17 am

I think it was cleared the other day by the EU competition authorities.
 
frontiers4ever
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:28 am

It was approved by the EU as Donder10 stated but they also made some consession such as giving up slots, and or routes I think. And it will be 3 years before the merger is completed. http://biz.yahoo.com/djus/040211/1245000935_10.html

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Qb001
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:32 am

I wish them luck, but I don't think it's going to work. I see a culture clash in the making. Pretty much like Mercedes and Chrysler, which is going through a very bumpy road. Or the failed Renault/Volvo merger of a few years ago.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
 
m404
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:35 pm

Separate companies, logos seem to be the plan to keep the mixups down. Wonder how long that will last. And those strikes....my god.
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:17 pm

AF/KLM are now the third biggest company in the world, numero uno is AA,
followed by UA
Facts from aviationnews.
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VSGirl
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:20 pm

I really hope the EU Government blocks the move, it may make sense for the two airlines, but I can see how it’s going to make the skies over Europe more 'open'.

KLM what are you thinking? Merge with BA instead!

Kimberly.
 
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:28 pm

KLM what are you thinking? Merge with BA instead!

Maybe KLM had no other chances as the Frenchies took them over.  Big grin

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VSGirl
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:29 pm

Oh really? Shows how much attention I pay to Holland/France  Sad

Still hope the EU blocks the move.

Kimberly.
 
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:32 pm

I totally agree with VSGirl BTW Smile
 
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:42 pm


Shows you that bigger isn't necessarily better...I hope this company doesn't implode in the future due to bad planning, cultural conflicts...that sort of things that bring down good companies.
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:44 pm

767-332ER,

True, what sometimes looks good on paper, does not always work in the real world.

Kimberly.
 
rb211
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:36 am

Just as long as they let KLM do the painting!
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:06 am

True true. VSGirl are you really a pilot on the A343/346? Sounds nice, can you tell me more about the performance/handling of the aircraft. I'm very interested.....

Regards A388
 
trdl
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RE: Air France And KLM Merge?

Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:19 am

Why o why does it have to be a take over. Why didn't they just join. Why does KLM have to be sold....I'm sure after 5 years the French will strip it and dump it...

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